Friday, 15th August, 2014

Liverpool have money to spend on the right striker before the summer transfer window slams shut, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed.

Rodgers has to make do without Luis Suarez for the 2014/15 campaign, with the striker, who scored 31 goals in the Premier League for Liverpool last term, having been sold to Barcelona for £75m.

The Merseyside giants have already added two strikers to their ranks, in the form of Rickie Lambert and Divock Origi, but the latter will spend the upcoming campaign on loan at Lille.

Liverpool were on the brink of signing a new striker in Loic Remy, but the QPR hitman failed a medical after the Reds had activated a release clause in his contract.


And Rodgers maintains that the money to splash on a striker is there, if the club can find the right player.


"We aim to do that [sign another striker], the money's there, it's not as if there is any panic to buy, but the money is there", Rodgers explained to a press conference.

"That's something we'll look to do right to the very end and if that's not the case it means the right player hasn't been available for us", the Northern Irishman added.

Liverpool do expect to push a deal for left-back Alberto Moreno from Sevilla over the line imminently, with Rodgers confirming the switch is close.

"Hopefully that will be complete very soon and he'll be a terrific signing for us if that's done", he said.

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